Over the last few years in just about every single nerd subculture there has been a political shitstorm unfolding. From donglegate to Sad Puppies to GamerGate (and various smaller campaigns and numerous Daily Dot and Mary Sue articles in between), it’s become a common trend for a subculture revolving around something apolitical to turn into an autistic slapfight between nerds who previously had zero interest in politics besides that of fictional countries.
The furry fandom was no exception to this, and thanks to the Furry fandom’s unique attraction to drama combined with the former fandom mentality of “everyone is accepted”, this meant that furry drama would explode in an extra exceptional manner as people who normally argued about fetishes fought over politics.
While this has been slowly building up with Twitter blockbots, e621 banning “futa” and related tags, and “nazi puncher” commissions on sites like Furaffinity, the RMFC cancellation was when politics really boiled over in the fandom. Much can be said about the right wing side of the fandom and there are plenty of threads on them on this very site.
However, the left wing side of the fandom is no better on sites like Twitter, having much in common with other batshit crazy leftists with threads on this site. One such figure has made a name for himself in the fandom, Matthew Geddes who goes by the Twitter handle @LeftistFoxButt.
Judging by Matthew's Twitter bio alone, you can tell a few things about him. He’s a member of Antifa, he loves communism, he lives in Phoenix Arizona (though in tweets he’s mentioned he wants to move to Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest has a reputation for being a farm for furry cows), and he has a link to the Wikifur page for Burned Furs, a controversial group of furries attempting to reform the fandom back in the 90s when the fandom was taking a turn towards sexual content (as in, how it is today).
Matthew's Twitter account is loaded with as much communism as a typical Tumblr blog. His retweets are full of like-minded furries (including some of the more notable ones such as Deo and Artdecade), antifa/left wing Twitter accounts, and even at least one Rat King member with a thread here: Matt Myers
Matthew follows tons of accounts, including multiple pages worth of antifa accounts, numerous Furries with Tumblr tier profiles featuring pronouns, sexualities, and more.
Matthew has very strong opinions about politics and the furry fandom, and wants furry cons to become communes free from those darn corporations and Alt-Furry members instead:
One of Matthew's more interesting tweets is about….Bad Dragons and how Bad Dragon (a company that manufactures dragon dildos of all things) needs to embrace communism. He also declares Bad Dragon Ancap
Oh, and did I mention Matthew loves to brag about wanting to punch Nazis?
While most of these tweets have to do with the furry fandom, one of them stuck out like a sore thumb, and that was Matthew's opinion on congressman Steve Scalise being shot at by a disgruntled Bernie supporter:
Many other furries did not react well to this, with furries aligned at different parts of the political spectrum condemning Matthew for this:
Another tweet that stuck out was Matthew's tweet about someone bringing up deaths under communism:
Perhaps the most interesting thing about Matthew's political views is his anti-capitalist furry zine: The Cultural Barxist. See, he wants the entire fandom to know about his plans to smash facism and capitalism, so him and his friends decided to print up a bunch of them and pass them out at BLFC. Alt-furry members happened to be at this same con, and they ended up throwing them all in the trash, and at least one right wing furry dug it out to laugh at it:
Thankfully for us, the whole pamphlet is available online to read and it’s quite a riot, from its obsession with vore (a fetish seen as controversial), to a long rant about how the furry fandom is anti-capitalist. Despite linking to a Wikifur page for a group that opposed the furry fandom's slide into perversion, he seems to have no problem with vore.
The pamphlet is only one issue so far, and the Twitter account reinforces this by tweeting out messages begging people to read it quite a lot:
The most interesting part about this whole pamphlet however, is this isn’t even the first time Matthew’s sperged out about politics. A tweet he recently made confirmed that Matthew was in fact using another username: Hemms Fox.
On Furaffinity's forum, he introduced himself as a lifestyler (or in other words a furry who takes a fandom about talking animals far too seriously):
His furaffinity account had some political sperging on it:
However the most notable thing about Matthew's Furaffinity is the fact that he was banned from Furaffinity. Now being banned from Furaffinity is notoriously hard to do, due to the fact that the admins usually don’t do their job. Due to the fact that he kept sperging and on about the IMVU buyout, he was permabanned from FA:
His Facebook showed he lived a privileged life when younger, living in Lake Forest California and working at a Staples in Rancho Santa Margarita. The average income in Lake Forest is $96k a year, the median value of homes in 2012 is $457,600, and the racial makeup is 70.3% white (with 57.2% not being Hispanic). According to his Fanfiction account, he also went to college to be a film major, but judging by the fact he didn't mention it on his Facebook and his Twitter addiction it seems he didn’t do so well. He also had grant money stolen from his parents according to one of his tweets.
Matthew also owns or owned at one time a partial fursuit (which is just the head and paws, and can cost around $750-1250), and wore it out in public:
On YouTube, the furry political sperging continues with a long rant about how corporations run by normies bought Furaffinity, and honestly this vid sums him up in 5 minutes:
FA (banned): https://www.furaffinity.net/user/hemms3/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/hemms3/videos
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